I'm incredibly proud of myself for having successfully soldered up the tweet-a-watt kit as well as the receiver kit, and having gotten it to transmit. This is my first project like this. (I'm way too proud of myself considering I'm just following a recipe, but hey - I'll take it).
So everything is rolling along great, I'm getting signal from my kill-a-watt plugged in to my fridge, and I'm logging some data that will help me make a case to my landlord that a new fridge is in order. In other words, the important part is working great!
However, I'm failing on the "post to Twitter" step. I'm seeing this error in my Terminal stream:
1 Current draw, in amperes: 2.18595825427
Watt draw, in VA: 218.64516129
Wh used in last 2.04253005981 seconds: 0.124052587325
2013 02 10, 08:00, 1, 233.805563604
Currently using 0 Watts, 1085 Wh today so far #tweetawatt
[my username] [my password]
Couldn't connect, check network, username and password!
1 Current draw, in amperes: 2.34914611006
Watt draw, in VA: 232.015180266
Wh used in last 2.04225182533 seconds: 0.131620395945
I've checked the network as well as I know how (i.e. I'm using the same machine to post this as the tweet-a-watt is for tweeting), and I triple-checked the username and password. (Obviously, I've redacted those here.)
Any suggestions? I'm running Mac OS 10.7.5. APIs are as foreign to me as kanji, so if advice can be given as clearly as possible (pretend I'm four years old) that would help tremendously.
Thanks in advance,